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One million in China face water shortage

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posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 08:16 AM
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One million in China face water shortage


Source Link: newsinfo.inquirer.net

BEIJING -- A severe drought in southwestern China is threatening the water supplies of one million people and crippling navigation on the depleted Yangtze River, state media reported on Monday.

Authorities in Chongqing municipality have sent water trucks into the most parched areas to provide water for residents and livestock hit by weeks without rain, Xinhua news agency said
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posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 02:21 PM
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Thi isn't news.
25% of China is classified as a desert. More than 80% of it's rivers are polluted.

The government has a policy to shift people easterward in order to free up the land to the west for cultivation. The plan is to move 400 million.

This will in turn devastate the already depleted sea fisheries.



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